The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
-Psalm 19:1

Do you know that God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?
-Job 37:15

Friday, December 12, 2008

Trailing cumulonimbus offer a great show...

Well, yesterday's storm was wild! That super fast low pressure system raced across the south, working totally against forecast. It was supposed to dig in some and drop lots of rain... I was hearing inches... I got 0.56". Hm! Besides that though, it was the fastest moving low I have ever encountered. A mere few hours after our squall line wind and itty-bit-of-rain event, the bone-chilling cold temperatures and gusty winds howled their way into my neck of the woods. I mentioned that the only tornado report came out of Blackshear, GA, which is about an hour from here... but if you miss your turn you end up in Hoboken! You don't want to do that! Anyways, as parts of the front moved in, we had some interesting cumulonimbus clouds speed through the area, interlaced with crisp blue skies. I'll tell you, if you don't like the weather, just blink. I, of course, took lots of pics... (after the pics is the radar capture from the time I was taking pics.)The blue skies were actually THAT BLUE! I didn't retouch the color or anything. Doesn't it look cold? I think it's the barren trees, but it was that cold.
Now... we have a quite bare CONUS... weird. It's rare that there isn't any thunderstorm activity anywhere...Have a great weekend!


  1. love the photos and the sky watch too of course... we got 4 inches of rain and NOW the cold and wind is here it is brutal out there! the skies were amazing today and it was not too cold but once the sun set LOOK OUT!

  2. Beautiful shots! We have about 6 or 7 inches of snow with more coming. We'll have over a foot by tomorrow night.

  3. It was a cool looking low pressure system on vis sat driving through the southeast.

  4. It looks very cold yes. Especially in the first image. Count yourself lucky to have such quickly passing lows. Here they linger on for days. Anyway very nice images and the heavy clouds in the last two shots are very impressive. Perhaps it is the very same cloud mass taken at different angles?

  5. Gretchen and Laura, try to stay dry and warm... but Laura, glad you're getting the rain.

    Jeff, It was really awesome on vis...

    Tarolino, yes, same clouds, different angle. Most of our lows are much slower than last week's.


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